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Hi everyone,

Some of you have asked for pictures or updates / details in regards to the Jeep Renegade Fender Flares.

Here are a couple of illustrations to give you an idea of what we are working on.

They have already been designed (CAD) and are now in the prototyping / sample production. The first set will be on our Renegade on Display at SEMA and order info will follow right after!





We will keep this thread updated with more images and information!
 

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I'm admittedly ignorant. How are these different than the OEM ones? What is the problem with the originals?
They are flared. They are wider. Some people like the looks. More practically, if you use spacers or wheels with different offsets to fit wider tires, they also prevent you from chucking road debris all over the place while driving and endangering others.

States where they regulate raised vehicles, if the tires protrude from the fenders at all, flares will be required.
 

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ABS is similar to what the originals are made of. I guess carbon fiber would work too...

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Carbon fiber is fiber that is cured with a gelcoat that has a little flexibility, but it is still very prone to chipping and cracking. (see picture) For a hood or engine cover, its ok, but for a fender flare, it would probably crack the gelcoat once rocks kicked up from the tires started to hit it. You could have a fender flare that is ABS or Polyurethane on the inside to take the impact from rocks and debris with a carbon fiber overlay on the outside for looks, and that would work, but carbon fiber fades and turns yellow in the sun if you don't maintain it, and it is still able to be cracked from rocks thrown off other cars in front of you on the highway for example.

 

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Do the flares provide any additional clearance for tires larger than stock (215x65x17)?
Not likely. From the looks of it they're better suited for "covering" wider tires or wheels with lesser offest (stanced out). Or, when the 1" wheel spacers are used.

Clearance has more to do with the contours of the wheel well liners and ride height. Flares would only come into play at full suspension compression/articulation (i.e. very rarely a factor).
 

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I like them! Just keep the price where it dose not brake the bank.
We will do our best to make it affordable.

We are doing these the right way. The entire car has been scanned and the kit was designed in CAD. The kit is designed for OEM Like attachment reusing original mounting points. We also looked for proper clearance for doors and overall the goal was to make it look custom and OEM like.

Right now as of today we are about $95,000 investment to bring this kit and lift kit to market.

No shortcuts here! Every part is being designed and built right.

It will not be the cheapest solution, but it will be a very, very good one!

We will keep you updated...
 

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would be interesting to see if you guys could come up with some different wheel well liners to where you could fit larger tires
We are building this kit with that that in mind, but we are designing it to work with the stock liners.
 
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